The last 10 years have seen a rapid evolution of digital media in relation to the body and space with tangible interfaces, augmented reality, and the web environment. Following this trend, CoSiMa proposes to explore the relationships between body and media spaces through new interfaces and collaborative authoring tools.
The goal of CoSiMa is to create a platform for the publication and distribution of media located in space and time, combining multiple sensory modalities. The content associates proprioception and perception by engaging the user’s movement and action in space. The principle of augmented reality overlays digital space to tangible space. The deployment of such principles allows for the production of situated and collaborative media.
Implement an Accessible Platform
The main goal of the CoSiMa project is to democratize this new type of media through an accessible, generic, open, and interoperable platform.
The project involves the development of a platform based on open standards and formats to enable the use of a variety of mobile technologies and existing devices. The platform will greatly facilitate the implementation of this type of experience at a lower cost and accessible to a wide public (cultural institutions, public services, private companies, artists, etc..).
The implementation of such a multimodal environment expression in tangible space requires a device comprising different components: client applications installed on mobile devices connected to the network, a web-service offering an open API, a database server and a data management interface content.
Create New Participatory Experiences
The development of the platform requires special attention to user scenarios and validation. For this, we will develop prototypes at each stage of the project with the aim at testing scenarios, collecting and analyzing the results to improve the platform. The CoSiMa project defines a context for experimentation with different axes: the production of audiovisual media associated with motion to create multimodal interactions in augmented reality spaces, the sharing of media located in a social space for the staging of pervasive games or areas of public expression, and the dissemination of localized real-time media to a community of users to deploy mobs, live performances or “large group” experiences.
Support the development of communities for the creation and diffusion of digital media
The combined evolution of the web and mobile platforms define new paradigms for media streaming. The CoSiMa platform fosters the emergence and structuring of communities around these new media. The evaluation and selection of an appropriate business model for the platform is included in its development.